Can the public use an observatory? Many observatories around the world are at least partially accessible to the public, with some, such as McDonald Observatory in West Texas, even allowing regular public access to some of their research telescopes.
Does Arkansas have an observatory? Arkansas Sky Observatories (ASO) is a network of four observatories that conduct studies of near Earth asteroids (NEOs), objects that pose a danger of impact at some point to planet Earth. ASO began in 1971, located on the south brow of Petit Jean Mountain.
Can you visit observatories? So, can “regular people” visit an observatory? Many facilities offer tours and some give peeks through a telescope on public nights. Among the best-known public facilities is Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles, where visitors can look at the Sun during the day and look through a professional scope at night.
Does Florida have an observatory? The Robinson Observatory at Univ. of Central Florida has public observing events through their smaller telescopes (their biggest telescope is usually wired up with a camera.)